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UNIDO and Ericsson: Enhancing SME participation in electronic and mobile business

To promote the participation of small and medium enterprises in developing countries, UNIDO has joined hands with L.M. Ericsson in order to formulate an integrated approach to SME participation in electronic and mobile business (EMB), from technical application to policy making.

The main objectives of the partnership are:

1) help bridging the digital divide through more widespread access to wireless communication

2) obtain a clear picture of the needs and aspirations of developing countries in that context

Desk research and field studies were carried out jointly by the two organisations. On the basis of this work, areas for follow-up action were identified.